MVP104: Dr Mary Beth Janke – From Secret Service to Forensic Psychologist

Dr. Mary Beth Janke has over 30 years of psychology, security, and investigative experience and is one of the most respected females in the Executive Protection industry. Her career has been extremely impressive moving through time with the Secret Service as a Special Agent, military forces, and even Private Military Contract work. She’s the only woman ever to protect a foreign president outside of the US. She has operated in theaters such as Peru and Haiti. She has also operated as a VIP Protection Instructor for the US State Department-sponsored Anti-terrorism Assistance Program, and under the auspices of the US Embassy as the US Security Advisor to the Minister of Defense and the Vice President of Colombia.

She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Forensic Psychology. She has spent the past 20 years practicing psychology as a therapist and serving as an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at the George Washington University where she teaches Abnormal Psychology and the Psychology of Crime and Violence. She also regularly facilitates mental health training, stalking awareness discussions, and is as a mentor for women world-wide. She has written a captivating memoir about her story called ‘The Protector: A Woman’s Journey from the Secret Service to Protecting VIPs in the World’s Most Dangerous Places’.

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